playground design

Mirrors piques everyone’s curiosity so to incorporate this in a house has literally drawn a crowd from different walks of life. MLRP designed this fun house beside a playground with an unusual combination of traditional timber boards and mirrors. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Description from MLRP:

Transformation of an existing Playground Structure to an Inviting and Reflective Pavilion 

Funhouse mirrors are mounted on the gabled ends of this playground pavilion in Copenhagen, as well as behind the doors. This engages a play with perspective, reflection and tranformation.

Instead of a typical closed gable facade, the mirrored gables creates a sympathetic transition between built and landscape and reflects the surrounding park, playground and activity. Windows and doors are integrated in the wood-clad facade behind facade shutters with varied bent mirror panel effects. At night the shutters are closed making the building anonymous. During the day the building opens up, attracting the children who enjoy seeing themselves transformed in all directions.

With simple means it has succeeded to transform an existing, sad and anonymous building to a unique and respectful installation in the newly renovated park. The roof and facade is clad with heat-modified sustainable wood and the gables and shutters are clad with mirror polished stainless steel. The Mirror House is a flexible space and restrooms, used by kindergarden classes.
Photos by Laura Stamer


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